Vocabulary Unit 12

  1. appreciable
    • (adj) sufficient to be noticed or measured
    • Synonyms: perceptible, detectable, considerable
    • Antonyms: slight, trivial, inconsequential, negligible
  2. autocratic
    • (adj)absolute in power or authority
    • Synonyms: domineering, dictatorial, tyrannical, bossy
    • Antonyms: democratic, egalitarian, lenient, permissive, indulgent
  3. blanch
    • (v) to remove the color from; to make or turn pale; to parboil
    • Synonyms: bleach, drain, wash out, go white
    • Antonyms: color, dye, infuse, blush, flush
  4. blasphemy
    • (n) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something scared
    • Synonyms: curse, profanity, sacrilege, imprecation
    • Antonyms: reverence, veneration, devotion, respect
  5. brawny
    • (adj) strong, muscular
    • Synonyms: broad-shouldered, strapping, husky, burly
    • Antonyms: slight, frail, delicate, puny
  6. concerted
    • (adj) planned or performed in cooperation with others
    • Synonyms: joint, cooperation, combined, consolidated
    • Antonyms: unorganized unilateral, diffused
  7. contend
    • (v) to fight, struggle; to compete; to argue
    • Synonyms: battle, dispute, vie, maintain, assert
    • Antonyms: yield, acquiesce, submit, relinquish
  8. humane
    • (adj) kind, merciful
    • Synonyms: sympathetic, compassionate, kindhearted
    • Antonyms: cruel, merciless, unfeeling, brutal, heartless
  9. illustrious
    • (adj) very famous, distinguished
    • Synonyms: eminent, renowned, prominent, celebrated
    • Antonyms: unknown, obscure, nameless, anonymous
  10. intolerable
    • (adj) unbearable
    • Synonyms: insufferable, unendurable, outrageous
    • Antonyms: enjoyable, pleasant, pleasing
  11. irreverent
    • (adj) disrespectful
    • Synonyms: profane, impious, sacrilegious, flippant
    • Antonyms: awed, respectful, devout, pious, deferential
  12. laborious
    • (adj) not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking
    • Synonyms: arduous, difficult, strenuous, wearisome
    • Antonyms: easy, effortless, facile
  13. lithe
    • (adj) bending easily, limber
    • Synonyms: supple, flexible, plaint, lissome
    • Antonyms: stiff, rigid, inflexible, taut
  14. maltreat
    • (v)to abuse, use roughly or crudely
    • Synonyms: misuse, mistreat, harm, aggrieve
    • Antonyms: coddle, pamper, indulge
  15. ponder
    • (v) to consider carefully, reflect on
    • Synonyms: think over, ruminate, contemplate
  16. subversive
    • (adj) intended to undermine or overthrow (n) one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system
    • Synonyms: (adj)treasonous, traitorous (n) a revolutionary
    • Antonyms: (adj) patriotic, loyal, true-blue
  17. synthetic
    • (adj) made or put together by people (n) something artificial
    • Synonyms: (adj) artificial, ersatz
    • antonyms: (adj) natural, genuine
  18. temperate
    • (adj) mild, moderate
    • Synonyms: composed, balanced, mellow, fair
    • Antonyms: immoderate, extreme, excessive, harsh
  19. venomous
    • (adj) poisonous; spiteful, mean
    • Synonyms: nasty, malicious, virulent, malevolent
    • Antonyms: harmless, innocuous, benign
  20. wily
    • (adj) sly, shrewd, cunning
    • Synonyms: clever, tricky, artful, foxy, cagey
    • Antonyms: dull-witted, dense, artless, straightforward
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Vocabulary Unit 12
Vocabulary Unit 12